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Jan 23, 2009 CUPHD Responds To Increased Public Concern About Tuberculosis By Offering Special Testing Clinic
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Provide TB Skin Testing for Interested Community Members

Champaign, IL - Due to the increased community concern generated by the recent isolation of a local CU resident with active Tuberculosis (TB), the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be providing a TB Skin Testing Clinic on Saturday, January 24 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at 201 West Kenyon Road. The cost for the test is $5.00, and test results will be read on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 201 West Kenyon Road. CUPHD has set up a telephone hotline with recorded information regarding TB. This hotline number is: (217)... more...
Jan 7, 2009 CUPHD Provides Tools And Support For "New Year...New YOU" Resolutions
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Creates New Program to Give Champaign County Families the Skills to Succeed in 2009.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has created a new innovative program to help Champaign County families keep their New Year's resolutions and successfully meet many of their goals. The new "Total FITNESS (Family Improvement Through Nutrition, Education & Skill Support)" is a fun-filled five session workshop dedicated to providing information and hands-on training in healthy eating and active living for... more...
Jan 6, 2009 Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Each Year
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to Test Their Homes with Free Radon Test Kit

Champaign, IL - January is National Radon Action Month, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens to learn more about the radon threat and test their homes for the presence of radon. CUPHD has a limited number of FREE radon test kits available for residents of Champaign County. Test kits may be picked up at the Environmental Health Division of CUPHD located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign from 8:00am - 4:00pm; Monday through Friday. Test kits will be available for residents of Champaign County until the supply is depleted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United... more...
Jan 6, 2009 CUPHD Honors National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's IBCCP Program to Hold Enrollment Days in Bloomington, Champaign & Danville in Upcoming Month

Champaign, IL - The local office of the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), located at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will be holding program enrollment days for uninsured women ages 35-64. Once enrolled in the IBCCP program, qualified women will have access to FREE mammograms, pap tests, breast and pelvic... more...
Dec 17, 2008 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Provide Much Needed Dental Services for Local Infants
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Hold Special Walk-In Dental Clinics for Champaign County Infants

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be holding special infant (ages 0-35 months) dental clinics on December 18 & 19, 2008 and January 28 & 29, 2009. Clinics will be held from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on a walk-in basis at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign. CUPHD Dental in collaboration with the CUPHD Division of Maternal and Child Health will provide Infant Oral Education, Infant Oral Health Evaluations, and Fluoride Varnish Treatments for Champaign County children age 0-35 months with moderate to high risk factors for developing Early Childhood Caries (decay). Infant clinics are available for all children in Champaign County with All Kids or... more...
Nov 18, 2008 Local Agency Partnership Provides Resources
New Community Resource Guide for Human & Social Service of Champaign County Provides Options for those in Need

Champaign, IL - A partnership of Family Service, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), and the United Way of Champaign County has released a new and improved 2008 Help Book for Champaign County. The new Help Book contains over 50 pages of listings for a variety of community resources available for citizens living in Champaign... more...
Nov 12, 2008 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Appoints New Administrator
Julie A. Pryde Becomes First Female Administrator in CUPHD's 70 Year History

Champaign, IL - At the monthly Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) Board of Health Meeting on Monday, November 10, 2008, Board members unanimously appointed Julie A. Pryde as the new Public Health Administrator. This announcement was met with a round of impromptu applause from audience members attending the meeting. Pryde had been serving as Acting Administrator for over 1 1⁄2 years, since the previous Administrator, Vito Palazzolo, was placed on administrative... more...
Nov 10, 2008 Local Prevention Specialist Recipient of "Red Ribbon" AIDS Service Award
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Prevention Specialist Receives State Award for Service to the Community

Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) Prevention Specialist, Joe Trotter, was recently named the first recipient of the newly renamed "Beth Wehrman Award - Takin' It To The Streets" at the 17th Annual HIV/STD Conference held in Springfield, IL on October 28 - 30, 2008. This award will be given annually to the individual whose actions best address the needs of underserved HIV/STD citizens in the State of Illinois, and best address the ongoing issues of infectious disease prevention and... more...
Nov 6, 2008 Centers for Disease Control AND Prevention (CDC) Provides Funding to Local Agency
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Create Communitywide Pandemic Planning Task-Force

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has received $578,000 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to help increase pandemic flu awareness and preparedness in Champaign County. Illinois is one of only nine states and areas in the nation to receive funding for the "Collaborative Planning for Delivery of Essential Healthcare Services" project sponsored by the CDC. Other recipients include Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York City, Oregon, and... more...
Oct 30, 2008 CUPHD Encourages Local Community To Go To The Polls For Voting And Vaccination!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Hold Flu Shot Clinics at Polling Places as Part of National Initiative

Champaign, IL - On Election Day 2008, those who go to polling places in Champaign-Urbana may find that they can do more than vote - they can also get a flu shot. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be having three mobile flu shot clinics at local polling places as part of a nationwide pilot program to help improve the health of all Americans. CUPHD is one of a growing number of health organizations across the county participating in "Vote & Vax", a national project to encourage the hosting of flu clinics at polling sites on Election Day. As an added value service, CUPHD will also be offering FREE blood screenings for prostate cancer (PSA) for all interested men over... more...